ECOOP 2020
Sun 15 - Tue 17 November 2020 Online Conference
co-located with SPLASH 2020
Scala Symposium
Room: SPLASH-V (via Youtube and Zoom)
Time: 18th Nov, 04:00 - 07:00 AoE
(When is this in my timezone?)

Welcome to the ACM SIGPLAN Scala Symposium, 2020!

Scala is a general purpose programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. It smoothly integrates features of object-oriented and functional languages.

The Scala Symposium is the leading forum for researchers and practitioners related to the Scala programming language. We welcome a broad spectrum of research topics and support many submission formats for industry and academia alike.

Follow @scala_symposium on Twitter for updates.

Plenary
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Wed 18 Nov
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00:20 - 01:00: Breakfast in ParisSPLASH Student Research Competition at SPLASH-I
  • Aidan Yang, SOAR: Synthesis for Open-Source API Refactoring

  • Gahwon Lee, SASIL: A Domain-Specific Language for Simulating Declarative Specifications of Scheduling Systems

  • Ian C. McCormack, A Software Library Model for the Internet of Things

  • Mona Zhang and Jacob Gorenburg, Design and Implementation of a Gradual Verifier

  • Raphael Mosaner, Machine Learning to Ease Understanding of Data Driven Compiler Optimizations

  • Reed Oei, Psamathe: A DSL for Safe Blockchain Assets

  • Sang Heon Choi, Consolidation: A Technique for Improving Permissiveness of Human-Machine Interfaces

  • Sophia Kolak, Detecting Performance Patterns with Deep Learning

  • Vitaly Romanov, Evaluating Importance of Edge Types when Using Graph Neural Network for Predicting Return Types of Python Functions

00:20 - 01:00
Poster
SPLASH Student Research Competition
02:20 - 03:00: Cocktails in SydneySPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
02:20 - 03:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
04:20 - 05:00: Dinner in BejingSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
04:20 - 05:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
06:20 - 07:00: Dinner in DelhiSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
06:20 - 07:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
08:20 - 09:00: Breakfast in ChicagoSPLASH Awards at SPLASH-I +12h
08:20 - 09:00
Other
SPLASH Awards
David GroveIBM Research, Jens PalsbergUniversity of California, Los Angeles
09:00 - 10:20: WSPLASH Keynotes at SPLASH-I +12h
Chair(s): Hridesh RajanIowa State University, USA
09:00 - 10:20
Keynote
SPLASH Keynotes
Sriram RajamaniMicrosoft Research
Link to publication
09:00 - 14:20: Scala SymposiumScala at SPLASH-V
10:00 - 10:05
Day opening
Scala
Nada AminHarvard University, Guido SalvaneschiUniversity of St. Gallen, David RichterTechnische Universität Darmstadt
10:05 - 10:40
Keynote
Scala
10:40 - 11:00
Talk
Scala
11:00 - 11:20
Paper
Scala
Mohammadreza AshouriUniversity of Potsdam, Germany
11:40 - 12:00
Talk
Scala
Mohammadreza AshouriUniversity of Potsdam, Germany
12:00 - 12:20
Paper
Scala
Shadaj LaddadUniversity of California at Berkeley, Koushik SenUniversity of California at Berkeley
12:20 - 12:40
Paper
Scala
Nicolas StuckiEPFL, Switzerland, Aggelos BiboudisEPFL, Sébastien DoeraeneEPFL, Switzerland, Martin OderskyEPFL
12:40 - 13:00
Talk
Scala
Ifaz KabirUniversity of Alberta, Karim AliUniversity of Alberta
13:00 - 13:20
Day closing
Scala
Nada AminHarvard University, Guido SalvaneschiUniversity of St. Gallen, David RichterTechnische Universität Darmstadt
10:20 - 11:00: Breakfast in SeattleSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
10:20 - 11:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
12:20 - 13:00: Breakfast in WellingtonSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
12:20 - 13:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
14:20 - 15:00: Cocktails in ParisSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
14:20 - 15:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
16:20 - 17:00: Breakfast in SeoulSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
16:20 - 17:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
18:20 - 19:00: Cocktails in RioSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
18:20 - 19:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
20:20 - 21:00: Cocktails in New YorkSPLASH Awards at SPLASH-I
20:20 - 21:00
Other
SPLASH Awards
David GroveIBM Research, Jens PalsbergUniversity of California, Los Angeles
21:00 - 22:20: WSPLASH Keynotes at SPLASH-I
Chair(s): Hridesh RajanIowa State University, USA
21:00 - 22:20
Keynote
SPLASH Keynotes
Sriram RajamaniMicrosoft Research
Link to publication
22:20 - 23:00: Lunch in TokyoSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
22:20 - 23:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)

Call for Papers

Topics of Interest

We seek submissions on all topics related to Scala, including (but not limited to):

  • Language design and implementation – language extensions, optimization, and performance evaluation.
  • Library design and implementation patterns for extending Scala – stand-alone Scala libraries, embedded domain-specific languages, combining language features, generic and meta-programming.
  • Formal techniques for Scala-like programs – formalizations of the language, type system, and semantics, formalizing proposed language extensions and variants, dependent object types, type and effect systems.
  • Concurrent and distributed programming – libraries, frameworks, language extensions, programming models, performance evaluation, experimental results.
  • Big data and machine learning libraries and applications using the Scala programming language.
  • Safety and reliability – pluggable type systems, contracts, static analysis and verification, runtime monitoring.
  • Interoperability with other languages and runtimes, such as JavaScript, Java 8 (lambdas), Graal and others.
  • Tools – development environments, debuggers, refactoring tools, testing frameworks.
  • Case studies, experience reports, and pearls.

Do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair (namin@seas.harvard.edu) if you are unsure whether a particular topic falls within the scope of Scala 2020.

Important dates

Paper submission: April 7, 2020 (April 21, 2020)

Paper notification: May 22, 2020

Talk submission: May 29, 2020

Talk notification: June 12, 2020

Camera ready: June 5, 2020 (October 15, 2020)

Scala Symposium 2020: November 18th, 2020

Submission Format

To accommodate the needs of researchers and practitioners, as well as beginners and experts alike, we seek several kinds of submissions.

  • Full papers (at most 10 pages, excluding bibliography)
  • Short papers (at most 4 pages, excluding bibliography)
  • Tool papers (at most 4 pages, excluding bibliography)
  • Student talks (short abstract only, in plain text)
  • Open-source talks (short abstract only, in plain text)
  • Extended abstracts (at most 1 page, excluding bibliography)

The Scala Symposium uses a lightweight double-blind reviewing process, so we ask that research papers, both full and short, be anonymized. Tools papers and talks proposals need not be anonymized. Authors should omit their names from their submissions, and should avoid revealing their identity through citation.

Accepted papers (full, short, tool papers, but not talks) will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Submissions should be in acmart/sigplan style, 10pt font. Formatting requirements are detailed on the SIGPLAN Author Information page.

Submissions must conform to the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions and to the SIGPLAN Republication Policy.

Please note that at least one author of each accepted contribution must attend the symposium and present the work. In the case of tool demonstration papers, a live demonstration of the described tool is expected.

The submission will be managed through HotCRP: https://scala20.hotcrp.com/

Detailed information for each kind of submission is given below. For questions and additional clarifications, please contact the conference organizers.

Full and Short Papers

Full and short papers should describe novel ideas, experimental results, or projects related to the Scala language. In order to encourage lively discussion, submitted papers may describe work in progress. Additionally, short papers may present problems and raise research questions interesting for the Scala language community. All papers will be judged on a combination of correctness, significance, novelty, clarity, and interest to the community.

In general, papers should explain their original contributions, identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and relating it to previous work (also for other languages where appropriate).

Tool Papers

Tool papers need not necessarily report original research results; they may describe a tool of interest, report practical experience that will be useful to others, new Scala idioms, or programming pearls. In all cases, such a paper must make a contribution which is of interest to the Scala community, or from which other members of the Scala community can benefit.

Where appropriate, authors are encouraged to include a link to the tool’s website. For inspiration, you might consider advice in https://conf.researchr.org/track/POPL-2016/pepm-2016-main#Tool-Paper-Advice, which we however treat as non-binding. In case of doubts, please contact the program chair.

Student Talks

In addition to regular papers and tool demos, we also solicit short student talks by bachelor/master/PhD students. A student talk is not accompanied by paper (it is sufficient to submit a short abstract of the talk in plain text). Student talks are about 15 minutes long, presenting ongoing or completed research related to Scala. In previous years, each student with an accepted student talk received a grant (donated by our sponsors) covering registration and/or travel costs.

Open-Source Talks

We will also accept a limited number of short talks about open-source projects using Scala presented by contributors. An open-source talk is not accompanied by a paper (it is sufficient to submit a short abstract of the talk in plain text). Open-source talks are about 15 minutes long and should be about topics relevant to the symposium. They may, for instance, present or announce an open-source project that would be of interest to the Scala community.